Wednesday, Aug 29, 7-8:30 PM

Genealogy Class – Navigating Historic New Orleans Newspapers

Patrons will learn how to use online databases and get the most out of a search. This course will focus on how to navigate the Historic Newspapers database (Newsbank), including printing and saving. It will also walk patrons through various searching methods and provide lessons on how to ensure patrons are searching most efficiently. Christina Bryant will lead the second and third sessions. She is a Certified Archivist, has worked as the Head of the Louisiana Division/City Archives and Special Collection at the New Orleans Public Library since 2015. She previously worked on Hurricane Katrina recovery projects and as an archivist at the Notarial Archives before joining the staff at the Louisiana Division/City Archives in 2013. She manages a collection that dates back to 1769 and whose contents are housed across three floors of the Main Library. Bryant received her master�s degree in Library and Information Science with a specialization in archives from Louisiana State University in 2005. She currently serves as the president of the Greater New Orleans Archivists and the Chair of the Local Government Records Section for the Society of American Archivists.